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In summary, the conversation discusses the request for a book on the foundations of quantum mechanics, with the mention of "Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics" by Franck Laloë being too chatty and long. The conversation also includes suggestions for other books on quantum foundations and the role of interpretation and philosophy in understanding the meaning of quantum equations. The conversation ends with a mention of "Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" by Travis Norsen as a potential recommendation.

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If the book is too long for you, there is a shorter versionJamister said:

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http://de.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0209123

The books on quantum foundations are usually chatty, for a reason. The point of quantum foundations is to understand not only what the equations are, but also what all those equations

https://www.amazon.com/dp/052187534X/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9814578584/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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There also is the undergad book "Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" by Travis Norsen.

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Yes, but it's much more chatty than Laloe.George Jones said:There also is the undergad book "Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" by Travis Norsen.

There are many books on the market that cover the foundations of quantum mechanics, but the best book will depend on your current level of understanding and your specific areas of interest. Some popular options include "Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum" by Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman, "Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide" by Alastair I.M. Rae, and "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics" by David J. Griffiths.

Most books on quantum foundations will cover the basics of quantum mechanics, such as wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle, and superposition. They may also cover more advanced topics such as quantum entanglement, quantum measurement, and quantum information theory.

Some familiarity with calculus, linear algebra, and classical mechanics would be helpful in understanding the concepts presented in a book on quantum foundations. However, there are also books that are geared towards beginners and do not require any prior knowledge in physics or mathematics.

Yes, there are books on quantum foundations that are written for a general audience and do not require a background in physics. These books often use analogies and everyday examples to explain complex concepts in a more accessible way.

Yes, there are many online resources available that can supplement your learning from a book on quantum foundations. These include lecture videos, online courses, and interactive simulations. Some popular options include MIT OpenCourseWare, Khan Academy, and the Quantum Mechanics Simulation project by the University of Colorado Boulder.

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